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John Pastoriza Pinol Art Class

This workshop is for students who have completed an introduction to Botanical Art and would be at an intermediate to ...

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Beginners Botanic Art Class with Angela Lober

This course is an introductory class that requires no previous experience. It covers the techniques needed to prepare  and sketch  ...

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Scientific Illustration with Elkan and Wardrop

In response to the popularity of the Margaret Flockton Award and the amazing work it attracts, Lesley Elkan and Catherine ...

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Botanica in Sickness and in Health

Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica returns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in May, exploring the complex and ...

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World Wide Exhibition of Botanical Art 2018, Expressions of Interest in Participating

In May 2018 the Botanical Art Society of Australia, (BASA) as part of a world-wide exhibition of botanical art, will ...

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Harlequin beetle by Sandra Sanger

reFraming Nature Exhibition 2017 Advance Notice

  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 14-29 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming ...

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Documentary on six Australian Botanical artists, produced by Botanical artist David Reynolds Bota

Over the past two and a half years David has been writing, directing and filming an hour long documentary on ...

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The Florilegium; A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history

A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history The Florilegium The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Celebrating 200 years A beautiful, 224 page ...

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Future BASA Exhibitions

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
29 March – 2 April 2017 at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant
30 August – 12 September 2017 at the Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

 

STOP PRESS !  WORLDWIDE BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITION – May 2018

A worldwide collaboration linking people to plants through contemporary botanical art will be held in May 2018. Exhibition venues in over 16 countries around the world will all hold special events on May 18, 2018 – a Worldwide Day of Botanical Art following the sun from venue to venue. The Exhibition in Australia will be held in Canberra  . <read more>

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

12:00 am
My special thanks to our great teachers, Fiona and Heather, for the patience and time they put into the generous sharing of their knowledge and skills. My heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful artists and[...]
May 6 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica returns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in May, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship we have with plants. The annual showcase, now in its 18th year, features[...]
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day
Beginners Botanic Art Class with Angela Lober @ Joseph Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This course is an introductory class that requires no previous experience. It covers the techniques needed to prepare  and sketch  a botanical subject  and  build your image in watercolour paint. This course is designed to[...]
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day
Scientific Illustration with Elkan and Wardrop @ Joseph Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
In response to the popularity of the Margaret Flockton Award and the amazing work it attracts, Lesley Elkan and Catherine Wardrop, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust illustrators, will be conducting a two-day workshop in[...]
John Pastoriza Pinol Art Class @ Joseph Maiden Theatre
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
John Pastoriza Pinol Art Class @ Joseph Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
This workshop is for students who have completed an introduction to Botanical Art and would be at an intermediate to advanced level. The class involves a three day painting project and John will help each[...]
Oct 14 – Oct 29 all-day
12:00 am
  Calling all artists – reframing Nature 2017. From October 14-29 2017, we will be holding the next instalment of reFraming Nature which will have a Natural History theme. Entry requirements for artists will be[...]
12:00 am
In May 2018 the Botanical Art Society of Australia, (BASA) as part of a world-wide exhibition of botanical art, will hold a juried exhibition in Canberra of flora native to Australia. It will be synchronized[...]